If you have suggestions or information that may be valuable for us Swedes in New Zealand or for those Swedes who are considering moving to New Zealand get in touch with us via info@svenskaforeningen.org.nz

Swedish courses

Please note Svenska Skolan and the below listed courses are not run by the Swedish Association. 

Svenska Skolan Auckland

We read, write, play, practice grammar, sing, talk about Swedish events and keep Swedish baking traditions alive, like semlor for Easter and gingerbread for Christmas. We also organise field trips, visits to museums and sporting activities. We are currently an excellent little group, but there is always room for more! 

Where: Mt Eden Normal School, Valley Rd, Mt Eden
When: Mondays, 15:30 – 17:00
NOTE: only during NZ Primary School terms

To be eligible for participation (directive from Swedish government), at least one parent has to have Swedish citizenship and the student must be turning 6 years old or older during the school year, as well as the Swedish language be spoken in the home to be kept alive. 


Anna-Maria Morris, teacher Svenska Skolan Auckland

Swedish language course for beginners

If you don’t know much Swedish, but would love to learn it, we have a semi beginner’s Swedish course.

Where: De Post Belgian Beer Cafe, 466 Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden
When: Wednesdays, 17:30 – 18:30

The focus is to learn Swedish from “the very beginning” by reading, writing, listening, talking, and sometimes play games.

Swedish language course intermediate/conversation

…. if you already know a bit of Swedish and want to practise and develop your knowledge you are welcome to a bit more advanced course.

Where: De Post Belgian Beer Cafe, 466 Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden
When: Wednesdays, 18:30 – 19:30

The focus is to extend vocabulary, grammar and general knowledge about Sweden and its language.

Hjärtligt välkomna!

Anna-Maria, teacher

Swedish books

The Swedish Association have a few boxes of Swedish books that have been donated to the Association. The contents varies, including mostly adult fiction, however we do have some children’s books. We bring them along to most of our events and lay them out on a “book table”. If you find anything you like, a gold coin donation is appreciated!

If you have some unwanted Swedish books, you may bring these to the next event and leave them with us.

Swedish food

Are you missing Swedish products?

Safka, 70 Pitt Street, Auckland: Pickled herring, Leksand’s crisp bread, caviar, lingonberry jam och Swedish goodies together with other specialities from Scandinavia and Central Europe.

Scandibunz199 Shakespeare Road, Milford, Auckland 0620: Everything you need for your fika table! They also offer lunch sandwiches and traditional baking for all our holidays.

Blackforest Gourmet Butchery, 28 The Avenue, Albany Heights: Sausages, hams, liver pate and salami.

Swissdeli, 68-70 Greenmount Drive, East Tamaki: Meat and sausage products; Leoner Sausage Roll – just like “falukorv” but straight!

Karegar Bread House, 166 West Coast Road, Glen Eden: Handmade, refined or wholegrain, wheat crisp bread – comes either soft similar to “tunnbröd” or crispy just like “knäckebröd”, but freshly made in Auckland six days a week.

Do you have more locations that you get your hands on Swedish food and products? Let us know on info@svenskaforeningen.org.nz

Moving to NZ

Moving to New Zealand is a dream for many. Please find below some links that hopefully will answer your questions so please check before sending us a query. Be extra careful to ensure that the information is up to date.

Immigration New Zealand

Living in Nya Zeeland

New Zealand’s official website

Other good links:

Embassy & consulates

Consulate of Sweden – Auckland

Honorary Consul: Catharina Andersson

Consulate of Sweden
4 North Avenue
Narrow Neck (Devonport)
Auckland 0624

PO Box 32 425 

Auckland 0744 

Phone: +64 (0)27 335 4440
E-mail: swedconauckland@gmail.com

By appointment only Mon – Fri

Consulate of Sweden, Wellington

Honorary Consul: Daniel O’Leary
Honorary Vice-Consul: Tinni Lindén

Consulate-General of Sweden
P O Box 125 38
Wellington 6144
New Zealand

Level 7
Molesworth House
101 Molesworth Street
Wellington 6011

Phone: + 64-4-499 9895
Fax: + 64-4-499 1464
Email: sweden@xtra.co.nz 

By appointment only Mon – Fri

Embassy of Sweden, Canberra

Embassy of Sweden
5 Turrana Street
Yarralumla ACT 2600

Phone: + 61-2-6270 2700
Fax: + 61-2-6270 2755
E-mail: ambassaden.canberra@gov.se


New Zealand Embassy, Stockholm, Sweden

6 Skarpögatan
115 93 Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 400 17 270


Other organisations

Svenskar i Världen – SVIV

SVIV är en ideell, oberoende organisation som sedan 1938 verkar för utlandssvenskarnas bästa genom att bevaka, informera och påverka. Vi har en unik roll som representant för de drygt 660 000 svenskar som arbetar, studerar eller av andra skäl bor utomlands, samt de ytterligare hundratusentals som har bott eller kommer att bo utomlands.

Vi ger även rådgivning i frågor av intresse för utlandssvenskar. Som medlem har du tillgång till våra pensions-, skatte-, juridiska rådgivare och via vår hemsida, tidning och Facebooksida informerar vi dig och skapar kontakter mellan utlandssvenskar runt om i världen.

New Zealand Scandinavia Business Association, Auckland

Mission statement
To create value for members by promoting partnerships between individuals and organisations in New Zealand and Scandinavia for the benefit of bilateral trade and good will.

The Sweden-New Zealand Association, Wellington

We keep Swedish traditions alive and promote Swedish culture in Wellington, New Zealand, from the traditional St Lucia celebrations in winter, to the very competitive meatball competition. We welcome members from all over the world.